Yorktown High School

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAddress: 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: 703-228-5400

Fax: 703-228-5430
Principal: Bridget Loft, bridget.loft@apsva.us

School hours:
Full Day – 8:19 a.m. to 3:01 p.m.
Early Release – 8:19 a.m to 12:21 p.m.

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Test Scores and Statistics

Website: yhs.apsva.us

The students at Yorktown High School reflect Arlington’s rich diversity. Yorktown’s primary goal is to provide all students a first-rate academic education, while fostering the development of the social and emotional skills for success in life. The faculty and community commitments to this primary goal make Yorktown a challenging and unique secondary school. Over 90 percent of Yorktown graduates pursue post-secondary education; others go on to the military or join the work force after graduation. A recent Washington Post ranking of high schools placed Yorktown in the top ten most academically challenging high schools in the Washington metropolitan area. Newsweek included Yorktown in its listing of the top 100 high schools in the nation. With an emphasis on high expectations for every student, Yorktown addresses the needs of its students through a broad curriculum, a large number of special programs, and the support of a wide range of professionals and community members. Yorktown actively promotes cultural competence among staff to ensure greater understanding of how each student’s individual experiences and background affect academic and social/emotional success. In 2004, Yorktown established a “Center for Leadership and Public Service” to coordinate its varied student programs in leadership, service and social-emotional learning. The high level of student involvement in all of Yorktown’s programs, and the recognition students regularly receive for their accomplishments in these areas, is a tribute to the student talent and dedication that are hallmarks of Yorktown.